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S5E10 - Final Fantasy Extravaganza! FF7 Remake Demo, FF XV DLC, and FFXIV - “It bothered me a little bit”

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Release Date: 03/12/2020

S5E13 - Animal Crossing New Horizons - “Apples are the best thing that happened to me all day long” show art S5E13 - Animal Crossing New Horizons - “Apples are the best thing that happened to me all day long”

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In This Episode: Void and Beej are both slightly obsessed with Animal Crossing: New Horizons in the current world climate.  It’s kind of the perfect escape! We discuss what we like about it and why it’s holding our attention. We also do our normal dive into weekly geekery with things like the Bravely Default II demo and Roundgaurd. Support the Podcast on Patreon You can go to to support the podcast, and you can get some cool stuff, too. You can be a Patron Saint of Geekery and get some neato Reddit flair.  We are always looking to add new tiers for patrons, so if there's...

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S5E12 - Best Games to Play When Homebound or Quarantined - “If Tom Nook wants to put me into debt at zero percent interest… I’ll take that” show art S5E12 - Best Games to Play When Homebound or Quarantined - “If Tom Nook wants to put me into debt at zero percent interest… I’ll take that”

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In This Episode: Void and Beej are homebound during the pandemic, just like most people are. We talk about what we’ve been up to, what keeps grabbing our interest, and what has been the best distraction from the news of the world.  For the most part, we figure that social games of some sort work. We highly suggest Mario Kart of any kind. If you have access to anything Mario Kart, its worth playing with others during this time. You could also play Mario Party, which has been a blast over the internet for Beej. Final Fantasy XIV and World of Warcraft are always good choices, and Beej is...

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S5E11 - Working From Home: What We’ve Learned - “If I spend one more hour in this room… I will lose my mind” show art S5E11 - Working From Home: What We’ve Learned - “If I spend one more hour in this room… I will lose my mind”

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In This Episode: Void and Beej are here with hard earned tips and tricks for working from home.  We’ve done this off and on for years at this point so we wanted to let everyone know some of the things we’ve figured out that a lot of you are dealing with for the first time. Separate Work Space From Home Space If you don’t have enough room for that… then you need a “work mode” and “home mode” for your setup. Void has always had a work desk and a home desk in different areas of the house. His home desk has his gaming PC while the work desk is only set up for a laptop with...

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S5E10 - Final Fantasy Extravaganza! FF7 Remake Demo, FF XV DLC, and FFXIV - “It bothered me a little bit” show art S5E10 - Final Fantasy Extravaganza! FF7 Remake Demo, FF XV DLC, and FFXIV - “It bothered me a little bit”

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In This Episode: We talk about where we stand with the Final Fantasy franchise right now. There's the FFVII Remake Demo on PS4, some FFXIV Shadowbringers talk, and even Void getting to the FFXV DLC that really should have been part of the main game! FF7 Remake Demo, Misc Thoughts: Void - Combat is fine. Not the best, not the worst. Curious to dig into the materia system. Beej - it’s not great, but at least it’s not totally button mashing with no real depth Void - Likes it better than FFXV.  It feels more responsive. Beej - It feels like Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy XV had a baby,...

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S5E10 - Beejstravaganza (and Altered Carbon, Season 2) - S5E10 - Beejstravaganza (and Altered Carbon, Season 2) - "I've just been fanboying out over here"

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In this episode: Void is gone, Beej now rules the roost Altered Carbon Season 2 Reading the book, too The story takes a lot from the second and third books and mixes them together It’s really a totally new narrative from either of them, which is interesting given how closely the first season kept to the major plot points of the book They did show an Elder (Martians in the books) in one scene, and I thought it was great. But if you weren’t necessarily a fan of the books, it might not have made a lot of sense why there was a winged gargoyle creature jumping at the screen DQ of the Stars...

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S5E8 - The Witcher - “TV with beautiful people” show art S5E8 - The Witcher - “TV with beautiful people”

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In This Episode: With The Witcher TV show out on Netflix it has drawn Void and Beej back into thoughts about it.  BJ never found an onboarding point to the series before the show while Void is coming at it from the perspective of having seen the end of the series in The Witcher 3.  Not to mention the books and documentaries around the series! Support the Podcast on Patreon You can go to to support the podcast, and you can get some cool stuff, too. You can be a Patron Saint of Geekery and get some neato Reddit flair.  We are always looking to add new tiers for patrons, so if...

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S5E7 - Theater - “Technically… I have a theater degree” show art S5E7 - Theater - “Technically… I have a theater degree”

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In This Episode: Void and Beej dive into theater discussion!  We both wish we could make it to the theater more often because we love the medium.  BJ recently got to see Hamilton and it renewed our thoughts on how much we enjoy it! Support the Podcast on Patreon You can go to to support the podcast, and you can get some cool stuff, too. You can be a Patron Saint of Geekery and get some neato Reddit flair.  We are always looking to add new tiers for patrons, so if there's something you would like to see, let us know! Join Our Community! Discord: Slack: Reddit: Subscribe |...

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S5E6 - Sick Days - “Curl up with a favorite… whatever” show art S5E6 - Sick Days - “Curl up with a favorite… whatever”

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In This Episode: Void and Beej are both sick in new and interesting ways.  Void does a quick mini-sode on sick days and what we do when we’re sick.  Hopefully both hosts are back up and running at 100% next week! Support the Podcast on Patreon You can go to to support the podcast, and you can get some cool stuff, too. You can be a Patron Saint of Geekery and get some neato Reddit flair.  We are always looking to add new tiers for patrons, so if there's something you would like to see, let us know! Join Our Community! Discord: Slack: Reddit: Subscribe | | | | Geek...

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S5E5 - Watchmen - “Space Zombies on the Moon” show art S5E5 - Watchmen - “Space Zombies on the Moon”

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In This Episode: We dive into the Watchmen this week with impressions from the 2019 TV show on HBO as well as a little bit of a look back at the graphic novel and the movie adaptations.  We also get back around to our weekly geekery for the first time in a few weeks! Support the Podcast on Patreon You can go to to support the podcast, and you can get some cool stuff, too. You can be a Patron Saint of Geekery and get some neato Reddit flair.  We are always looking to add new tiers for patrons, so if there's something you would like to see, let us know! Join Our Community! Discord: ...

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S5E4 - Dig Into Your Backlog - “A voiceless professor” show art S5E4 - Dig Into Your Backlog - “A voiceless professor”

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In This Episode: Void is holding down the fort while BJ fights to get his voice back from the evil voice stealing sickness.  Beej should be back next week but this week Void attempts to monologue some thoughts on backlogs, an empty Q1, and some upcoming episode ideas. Support the Podcast on Patreon You can go to to support the podcast, and you can get some cool stuff, too. You can be a Patron Saint of Geekery and get some neato Reddit flair.  We are always looking to add new tiers for patrons, so if there's something you would like to see, let us know! Join Our Community! Discord: ...

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In This Episode:

We talk about where we stand with the Final Fantasy franchise right now. There's the FFVII Remake Demo on PS4, some FFXIV Shadowbringers talk, and even Void getting to the FFXV DLC that really should have been part of the main game!

FF7 Remake Demo, Misc Thoughts:

Void - Combat is fine. Not the best, not the worst. Curious to dig into the materia system.

Beej - it’s not great, but at least it’s not totally button mashing with no real depth

Void - Likes it better than FFXV.  It feels more responsive.

Beej - It feels like Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy XV had a baby, and XV has the dominant genetics 

Void really wants to replay it in “classic” mode to see how it feels.

No jump button. Beej hates. You jump like in older 3d Zelda games, by running up to a ledge. It’s awkward. And I want to jump while running around, dangit.

The buttons change their function based on combat, so if you get aggro and expect to dash away, think again. You’ve just opened up your tactics menu for a party member.

The character swapping/menu opening during combat seems counterintuitive. Pressing X to open the menu instead of the D-Pad Up/Down made Beej constantly swap party members back and forth when all he needed was a Potion or to cast Thunder. Other SE games trained us that D-pad was how menus work in real-time ARPGs. Why change it now? WHY?

It’s already obvious that it’s going to be much more fleshed out, both in terms of the world and the story. It will be filling in the gaps between the screens of the original while still making everything logically connect on the map is super impressive.

Our primary concern is making the city of Midgar not seem samey all over. We want diverse locations and neighborhoods.

The voice acting is top-notch -- except for Barrett. If he never speaks again, it will be too soon.

Cloud and the others are all distinct and unique and it never felt out of place the way some voices feel in games.

Talking to you as you move through the levels like in FFXV, getting to know your companions organically.

Hype Level and Final Impressions?

Void - much more excited (and I was already excited)

BJ - I’ll buy it now. (Had cancelled my preorder and was waiting on initial opinions from people I trust)

FFXV DLC

Gladio - What if FFXV was a series of melee battle challenges?

Prompto - What if FFXV was a Third person shooter?

Ignis - What if FFXV was an area control game?

There’s a part of Ignis’ story that should 100% be in the main game and not the DLC.  Can’t believe this got cut from the story of the main game. If there’s one DLC that you should play out of all of them… it’s this one.

Ardyn - What if we had more of the background story of the main villain of the game? Makes him even more sympathetic and understandable

Comrades - Just bad. Bad bad. Bad...bad. Bad.

Final Fantasy XIV

Austin started playing again with a new account on Leviathan, and so did Beej. Austin's character is Vinn Astoltia and Beej is Lesser Wyrmsbane.

No idea how much either of us will be on, but feel free to hit us up. We have a Free Company called Bluth. It's Arrested Development themed, and we have a house in Mist.

Beej is kind of tired being the human lady he was through Heavensward and Stormblood. Likely gonna toss a tenner at the Mogstation to get a vial of fantasia to change my appearance. Let's be honest, he's gonna probably go back to Lalafell. Because Beej.

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Weekly Geekery

Beej:

Bonding on Netflix is funny, vulgar, and not for children. Morbidly fascinating and totally not for everyone.

Dragon Quest X on Switch

Austin’s how-to post did super well on the site and people went nuts on FB for it since someone broke it down on how easy it was to get working in the US. (https://geektogeekmedia.com/geekery/dragonquestaustin/how-to-play-dragon-quest-x-in-america-on-nintendo-switch-for-free/)

The whole of 1.0 and part of 2.0 are basically a free trial now, and you can play up to 440 hours.

Prologue is short, and you don’t really need to know Japanese to do it. (https://geektogeekmedia.com/geekery/dragonquestaustin/adventures-in-astoltia-part-1-playing-the-prologue/)

Combat is interesting. It’s not MMOish at all. Turn-based and menu-based, too.

Void:

Waking Sleeping Beauty is great. Watch it to learn about how Disney almost wasn't an animation studio.

Dooku Lost really feels like they’re trying to wrap up the prequel trilogy expanded universe with new canon material. A lot of the most recent books touch on that time period and clone wars is coming back out

This is the first Dooku focused story that I’ve actually liked. It's put together as a full-cast audio drama

This feels like them tying a bow on some things and cleaning up dangling plot threads before the High Republic era kicks off

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